The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has called on the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to reconsider the age limit contained in its recent vacancy notice to avoid mass protests.
Recalls that NIGERIA NEWS had reports about Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) 2019 recruitment into the juicy corporation of which every Tom, Dick and Harry will like to apply and have some luck to be engaged at NNPC as an employee.
Due to the requirement attached to the requirement by the NNPC, it will deinitely pulled out interested applicants who are willing to apply for the age, the major one being the age limit and for that fact that those who graduated before 2014 cannot reply.
However, the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has of Thursday lambasted the corporation over unfair discriminatory of the scarce recruitment being announced by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) board.
Comrades Abubakar Muhammed Gambo and Idowu Odebunmi, Senate President and Chairman Anti-corruption Committee of NANS called out NNPC over the issued and ask the general public and in particular the president of Nigeria to take the issue of recruitment seriously as the standard set by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is simply unjust
According to NANS, the Corporation cannot claim ignorance of challenges of tertiary education in the country.
The representatives of the NANS, said NNPC as one of the stakeholders in Nigeria institution being of the board granting scholarship to Nigerian students both and abroad cannot claim that they are unaware of the situation Nigerian students are facing regarding instability in the educational system in Nigeria where Nigerian students cannot be in school in a year without ASUU strike
“The NNPC cannot claim ignorance of the many challenges that attend our educational system and how these have greatly stretched degree programmes in public owned institutions.
“It is on record that the recent employment process of the NNPC automatically disqualifies job seekers above the age of 28 and all who obtained a degree certification beyond 2014.
“The criteria for employment being canvassed and pursued by the Corporation, is not only discriminatory but also unpatriotic and reminiscent of an autocratic institution,” it said.
The association queried the logic behind the criteria for employment by the NNPC as it adversely affected youths and others inherently qualified for employment.
“It is the height of bureaucratic excess and overreach for the NNPC to deign to place an age ceiling over expertise.
“Age should not determine the fate of a million job seekers on a discriminatory whim with no bearing on the dynamics of our time,” NAN quoted the association as saying.